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translations of town articles in Pinkas haKehillot Germany #germany

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Joyce Field <jfield@nlci.com> wrote...

Yad Vashem recently published volume IV of the Pinkas HaKehillot
Germany in two volumes.... These volumes contain extensive
historical introductions and indices of persons and places. All
articles in these volumes are in Hebrew and available to be
translated into English....
I recently worked with Joyce to sponsor -- via a donation
to JewishGen -- translation of the short Pinkas haKehillot
articles about four of my family's towns -- Gedern, Hunfeld
(Huenfeld), Meerholz, and Wolfersheim (Woelfersheim). These
entries appeared in the Pinkas haKehillot (Encyclopedia of the
Communities) volume for "Hesse, Hesse-Nassau and Frankfort"
<www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/pinkas_germany3.html>

See also the lists of towns in the volumes for Bavaria
<www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/pinkas_germany1.html>
and Wurttemberg, Hohenzollern, Baden
<www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/pinkas_germany2.html>

I want to share that the "transaction" went smoothly, quickly,
and easily. I made the requested contribution -- quite
reasonable -- via the JewishGenerosity web page and Joyce
arranged for the excellent translations >from Hebrew to English
and their posting to the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project pages.

It was very gratifying to memorialize these small Jewish
communities and to add to their web presence. (Google any of
these town names and the word Jewish and the JewishGen page is
#1 in the results.) The translations also led to some
discoveries about my own family members, e.g. that one of my
father's cousins "owned horse stables, the only truck in the
region, and a private car driven by a driver."

Renee Stern Steinig Suburban NYC genmaven@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany translations of town articles in Pinkas haKehillot Germany #germany

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Joyce Field <jfield@nlci.com> wrote...

Yad Vashem recently published volume IV of the Pinkas HaKehillot
Germany in two volumes.... These volumes contain extensive
historical introductions and indices of persons and places. All
articles in these volumes are in Hebrew and available to be
translated into English....
I recently worked with Joyce to sponsor -- via a donation
to JewishGen -- translation of the short Pinkas haKehillot
articles about four of my family's towns -- Gedern, Hunfeld
(Huenfeld), Meerholz, and Wolfersheim (Woelfersheim). These
entries appeared in the Pinkas haKehillot (Encyclopedia of the
Communities) volume for "Hesse, Hesse-Nassau and Frankfort"
<www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/pinkas_germany3.html>

See also the lists of towns in the volumes for Bavaria
<www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/pinkas_germany1.html>
and Wurttemberg, Hohenzollern, Baden
<www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/pinkas_germany2.html>

I want to share that the "transaction" went smoothly, quickly,
and easily. I made the requested contribution -- quite
reasonable -- via the JewishGenerosity web page and Joyce
arranged for the excellent translations >from Hebrew to English
and their posting to the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project pages.

It was very gratifying to memorialize these small Jewish
communities and to add to their web presence. (Google any of
these town names and the word Jewish and the JewishGen page is
#1 in the results.) The translations also led to some
discoveries about my own family members, e.g. that one of my
father's cousins "owned horse stables, the only truck in the
region, and a private car driven by a driver."

Renee Stern Steinig Suburban NYC genmaven@gmail.com


Deadline for German Jewish History Awards: September 20, 2007 #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The German-Jewish Community History Council, GerSIG and the Berlin
Parliament would like to remind you that the deadline for submission of
nominations for the the annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards is
September 20, 2007. These awards are to be given to non-Jewish Germans
who have made extraordinary contributions to preserving the Jewish
history, culture, cemeteries and synagogues in their local communities.

Thousands of Germans have carried out such activities as volunteers
because they feel it is the right thing to do - the preservation of
Jewish material is one of the few ways in which they can respond
constructively to their country's horrible past. We, as Jewish
genealogists, have been the recipients of their good work. This award
provides Jews throughout the world with the opportunity to recognize and
honor German individuals who, in many cases, have devoted their
lifetimes to such important endeavors.

Many of you previously submitted worthy nominations. Those nominees who
have already received Certificates of Commendation are prime candidates
for this year's awards, and will only require updating of the submissions.

This will be the eighth year for such awards, which will be given on
January 24, 2008. Each awardee and their spouse will be invited on an
all expenses paid trip to Berlin to receive the award at the Plenary
Chamber of the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament. The
honorees will receive a framed certificate and an honorarium to be used
for the furtherance of their work. Awardees' contributions will be described
to attendees and to the local, national and international news media.

These awards have in the past received extensive coverage in American
newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Miami
Herald, and the Boston Globe. They have also received coverage by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Associated Press, and a great many German
daily and weekly newspapers. Articles in American Jewish weeklies, as
well as numerous overseas newspapers, such as Ha'aretz and the Jerusalem
Post have covered many of the individual awardees. This year's keynote
speaker will be Sara Bloomfield, director of the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

If you know someone who may be appropriate for nomination, further
information -- including the Call for Nominations and profiles of
previous award winners and the jury -- can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award.

Arthur Obermayer Newton, MA <obermayer@alum.mit.edu>


German SIG #Germany Deadline for German Jewish History Awards: September 20, 2007 #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The German-Jewish Community History Council, GerSIG and the Berlin
Parliament would like to remind you that the deadline for submission of
nominations for the the annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards is
September 20, 2007. These awards are to be given to non-Jewish Germans
who have made extraordinary contributions to preserving the Jewish
history, culture, cemeteries and synagogues in their local communities.

Thousands of Germans have carried out such activities as volunteers
because they feel it is the right thing to do - the preservation of
Jewish material is one of the few ways in which they can respond
constructively to their country's horrible past. We, as Jewish
genealogists, have been the recipients of their good work. This award
provides Jews throughout the world with the opportunity to recognize and
honor German individuals who, in many cases, have devoted their
lifetimes to such important endeavors.

Many of you previously submitted worthy nominations. Those nominees who
have already received Certificates of Commendation are prime candidates
for this year's awards, and will only require updating of the submissions.

This will be the eighth year for such awards, which will be given on
January 24, 2008. Each awardee and their spouse will be invited on an
all expenses paid trip to Berlin to receive the award at the Plenary
Chamber of the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament. The
honorees will receive a framed certificate and an honorarium to be used
for the furtherance of their work. Awardees' contributions will be described
to attendees and to the local, national and international news media.

These awards have in the past received extensive coverage in American
newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Miami
Herald, and the Boston Globe. They have also received coverage by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Associated Press, and a great many German
daily and weekly newspapers. Articles in American Jewish weeklies, as
well as numerous overseas newspapers, such as Ha'aretz and the Jerusalem
Post have covered many of the individual awardees. This year's keynote
speaker will be Sara Bloomfield, director of the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

If you know someone who may be appropriate for nomination, further
information -- including the Call for Nominations and profiles of
previous award winners and the jury -- can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award.

Arthur Obermayer Newton, MA <obermayer@alum.mit.edu>


Names Bertha and Clara #ukraine

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

My great grandmother was Braindel or Braine in Poland
and took the name Bertha in the US.

I have Ukrainian Claras as well-- one was named Chike
and the other Chaike when they came to the US.

Another possibility for Bertha is Brana or Brane.

Mery Rizzotti
Researching the names; SPECTER; PAWLOCKY OR POVLOTSKY;
PERCZINKE; YAMPOLSKY; KAMINSKY OR CRASUNSKY


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Names Bertha and Clara #ukraine

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

My great grandmother was Braindel or Braine in Poland
and took the name Bertha in the US.

I have Ukrainian Claras as well-- one was named Chike
and the other Chaike when they came to the US.

Another possibility for Bertha is Brana or Brane.

Mery Rizzotti
Researching the names; SPECTER; PAWLOCKY OR POVLOTSKY;
PERCZINKE; YAMPOLSKY; KAMINSKY OR CRASUNSKY


Meaning of Chaya #ukraine

R. Kim Bleiweiss <rkbleiweiss@...>
 

Can anyone tell me what the English equivalent of 'Chaya' would be?

Thanks

R. Kim Bleiweiss
rkbleiweiss@msn.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Meaning of Chaya #ukraine

R. Kim Bleiweiss <rkbleiweiss@...>
 

Can anyone tell me what the English equivalent of 'Chaya' would be?

Thanks

R. Kim Bleiweiss
rkbleiweiss@msn.com


Minna Mendelewitz Gravestone #lithuania

Bernie & Marlene Dobrin <dobrins@...>
 

I memtioned my nephew Ward KARSON visiting the cemetery in Radviliskis
Lithuania. While there Ward took a picture of a gravestone which we
later found to be for Minna MENDELEWITZ. If relatives of Minna will
contact me privately at dobrins@cox.net I would be happy to send them
a picture of her gravestone.

Marlene KEMPNER DOBRIN - Arizona USA

Family names: KEMPNER, POKEMPNER, PAKEMPNER, MIRVIS, WESTERMAN, RIEF,
MELMAN, KRECHMER, LITT, LUNCH, FLEISCHMAN, MEYERSON, MAROVICH, SACHS,
ZOX, HILLMAN, KOBLINITZ, SEGALL, FRIEDMAN, DOBRIN, DOBRINSKY, SCHUMAN,
FIRESTONE, FEIRSTEIN, FUXMAN


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Minna Mendelewitz Gravestone #lithuania

Bernie & Marlene Dobrin <dobrins@...>
 

I memtioned my nephew Ward KARSON visiting the cemetery in Radviliskis
Lithuania. While there Ward took a picture of a gravestone which we
later found to be for Minna MENDELEWITZ. If relatives of Minna will
contact me privately at dobrins@cox.net I would be happy to send them
a picture of her gravestone.

Marlene KEMPNER DOBRIN - Arizona USA

Family names: KEMPNER, POKEMPNER, PAKEMPNER, MIRVIS, WESTERMAN, RIEF,
MELMAN, KRECHMER, LITT, LUNCH, FLEISCHMAN, MEYERSON, MAROVICH, SACHS,
ZOX, HILLMAN, KOBLINITZ, SEGALL, FRIEDMAN, DOBRIN, DOBRINSKY, SCHUMAN,
FIRESTONE, FEIRSTEIN, FUXMAN


Cemetery near KRAISK #lithuania

lizdmiller@...
 

Hello all,

I am aware that there is an old cemetery outside of the shtetl,
KRAISK/KRAYSK. It is not in very good condition, and all of the headstones
are on the ground. Is there any researcher who knows someone who might be
able to visit this cemetery? I am looking for the headstones of my
grandfather, Itzchack Ruderman, his wife, Rachel, and any other family who
might be buried there.

Many thanks, in advance.

Sincerely,

Liz Ruderman Miller
Northridge, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Cemetery near KRAISK #lithuania

lizdmiller@...
 

Hello all,

I am aware that there is an old cemetery outside of the shtetl,
KRAISK/KRAYSK. It is not in very good condition, and all of the headstones
are on the ground. Is there any researcher who knows someone who might be
able to visit this cemetery? I am looking for the headstones of my
grandfather, Itzchack Ruderman, his wife, Rachel, and any other family who
might be buried there.

Many thanks, in advance.

Sincerely,

Liz Ruderman Miller
Northridge, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Augustow researcher #poland

Ellen Meyer <ellenmeyer@...>
 

I'm looking for a researcher for the town of Augustow. Does anyone have
any recommendations?

Thank you.
Ellen Meyer, Wilmington, Delaware
ellenmeyer@verizon.net

Researching: SHERESHEVSKY, THOMBACHER (THOMBERG), KATZENELLENBOGEN,
Augustow

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any recommendations
for researchers.


JRI Poland #Poland Augustow researcher #poland

Ellen Meyer <ellenmeyer@...>
 

I'm looking for a researcher for the town of Augustow. Does anyone have
any recommendations?

Thank you.
Ellen Meyer, Wilmington, Delaware
ellenmeyer@verizon.net

Researching: SHERESHEVSKY, THOMBACHER (THOMBERG), KATZENELLENBOGEN,
Augustow

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any recommendations
for researchers.


Re: Special request for photographs in TEL AVIV -- re Radomsk, Poland #poland

Israel P
 

Merle Kastner asked:

Would there be anyone living in the Tel Aviv area who
would be kind enough to take several photographs of
the building at 9 HULDA STREET in TEL AVIV?
You can find photos of many buildings in Israel at http://zoomap.co.il/
but you need to be able to enter the address in Hebrew characters.

I sent the specific photo to Merle, but this site may be useful for
others.

Israel Pickholtz


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Special request for photographs in TEL AVIV -- re Radomsk, Poland #poland

Israel P
 

Merle Kastner asked:

Would there be anyone living in the Tel Aviv area who
would be kind enough to take several photographs of
the building at 9 HULDA STREET in TEL AVIV?
You can find photos of many buildings in Israel at http://zoomap.co.il/
but you need to be able to enter the address in Hebrew characters.

I sent the specific photo to Merle, but this site may be useful for
others.

Israel Pickholtz


Viewmate Translation - Polish Archives #poland

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

Hello,

I would like a translation of a letter received >from the Lodz archives. I
know they are asking for money but I would like to know the methods of
payment they accept.

The file can be found on the ViewMate site
(http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate) in the To View section - as file -
VM10434

Thank you.

Jackye Sullins
Carlsbad, CA formerly of San Diego

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate Translation - Polish Archives #poland

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

Hello,

I would like a translation of a letter received >from the Lodz archives. I
know they are asking for money but I would like to know the methods of
payment they accept.

The file can be found on the ViewMate site
(http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate) in the To View section - as file -
VM10434

Thank you.

Jackye Sullins
Carlsbad, CA formerly of San Diego

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Re: Information for Jerry Seligsohn on location of Horodok #belarus

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

From: Eilat Gordin Levitan <eilat.gordinlevitan@gmail.com>
Date: Aug 26, 2007 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: [belarus] Information for Jerry Seligsohn on location of Horodok


The Horodok west of Minsk ( less then 30 miles away) was in Poland
between the wars. It is the same Horodok which had a movie taken by
David Shapiro in 1932. I just created a page for the town for
shtetlink;
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/gorodokbel/horodok.html

Eilat Levitan
California


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Information for Jerry Seligsohn on location of Horodok #belarus

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

From: Eilat Gordin Levitan <eilat.gordinlevitan@gmail.com>
Date: Aug 26, 2007 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: [belarus] Information for Jerry Seligsohn on location of Horodok


The Horodok west of Minsk ( less then 30 miles away) was in Poland
between the wars. It is the same Horodok which had a movie taken by
David Shapiro in 1932. I just created a page for the town for
shtetlink;
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/gorodokbel/horodok.html

Eilat Levitan
California